Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

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Canning Class: Tailgate Salsa
Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:00 am to Noon
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

It may only be August but before you know it, the cool autumn air will arrive signaling the end of summer. Football fans are gearing up for their favorite season and the festivities that accompany football games. Whether you're watching the game from your living room or tailgating, salsa is a main attraction at most gatherings. Rather than serving store-bought salsa, come learn to make and can your own with Hope Galens, Local Food Educator. Fresh, locally grown tomatoes and peppers are the star ingredients of homemade salsa that can be enjoyed now or months from now.

Space is limited to 10, so sign up early!
Class Fee: $15.00/person
Pre-registration is requested by Sept. 3rd by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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Canning Autumn Applesauce
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 am to Noon
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Although we've had a relatively cool summer, it still isn't truly Fall until the leaves are tinged with shades of gold and orange. The coming of a new season brings a variety of local foods just ready to be cooked and eaten! Farmers markets and roadside stands will be bursting with fresh apples. Join Local Food Educator, Hope Galens to learn how to use the local apples to make applesauce to enjoy for the holidays and all winter.

Space is limited to 10, so sign up early!
Class Fee: $15.00/person
Pre-registration is requested by September 12, 2014 by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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Master Forest Owner Volunteer Program Training
Wednesday, September 24 – Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest
Van Etten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler County)

Woodlot owners need other woodlot owners. Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good forest owner volunteers to meet and work with their neighbors. The NY Master Forest Owner Program is entering its 23rd year and is looking to fill up its new volunteer training workshop. Volunteers who complete the 4‐day workshop will join the corps of 199 certified volunteers across the state.

Sept. 24 – 27, 2014 at Cornell University's Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler Co.)

Applications due by Aug. 29, 2014

The workshop combines classroom and outdoor field experiences on a wide variety of subjects including; tree identification, finding boundaries, forest ecology, wildlife and sawtimber management, communication techniques, and a visit to a nearby sawmill.

The goal of the MFO Program is to provide private forest owners with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forests to enhance ownership satisfaction. MFOs do not perform management activities nor give professional advice. Rather, they meet with other forest owners to listen to their concerns and questions, and offer advice as to sources of assistance based on their training and personal experience.

Fee: $125 fee that helps defray lodging, publications, food, and equipment costs of the 4‐day training. Volunteers can commute daily, or free accommodations are available.

Registration and Information and an application are available at: Cornell Master Forest or an information packet and application form can be mailed to you. Please send your name and address to: Diana Bryant, 214 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: 607‐255‐2115, FAX: 607‐255‐0349, E‐mail: Diana

Sponsors: New York Forest Owners Association
NYS‐DEC Lands & Forests
The Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation
USDA‐NIFA Renewable Resources Extension Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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2014 Cornell Sheep and Goat Symposium
Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, 2014
Hands-on Activities: Friday|1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cornell Sheep Farm, Harford, NY
Saturday| 7:45 am - 5:30 pm
Morrison Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The 2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday 3 and 4 October. The hands-on activities Friday will start with a tour of the Cornell Sheep Farm and explanation of ongoing research and management. The Saturday sessions will be in Morrison Hall on the Cornell Campus, Ithaca, NY. Dr. Dave Thomas from the University of Wisconsin, Madison will give the opening talk on sheep dairying in North America. He will also give a later talk on dairy sheep research at the Univ. of Wisconsin.

Other topics include:
• Creating a Fibershed for New York – Helen Trejo, Graduate Student, Cornell Apparel & Design

• Integrative Parasite Management – Katherine Petersson, Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island; Anne Zajac, D.V.M., Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech; Dwight Bowman, Professor, Cornell University; Jan Liotta, Cornell University; tatiana Stanton and Mike Thonney, Cornell University

• Expanding your grazing capacity – Don Wild, Wild Acres Family Farm/King’s AgriSeeds, past NRCS grazing specialist and Ben Wood, Pinecroft Farms LLC.

• Setting up a herd or flock management program and how your veterinarian can help – Professor Mary Smith, D.V.M., Cornell University.

• Control of coyote depredation in NY – Martin Lowney, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services.

• Keys to successful goat dairy management - Rene’ DeLeeuw, Farm Manager, Ayers Brook Goat Dairy, Vermont Creamery Demonstration Dairy.

• Genotypes of Cornell Dorset and Finnsheep compared with commercial Romneys for the ability to lamb out of season – Christian Posbergh, Undergraduate Honors Student, Cornell University.

• Managing pastures for organic goat & sheep production – Jim Kotcon, Associate Professor, West Virginia University.

• Biology of maternal behavior at lambing time – Natasha Pettifor, PhD Candidate, Cornell University.

A detailed announcement is available.

Please click on 2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium for additional information and to register.

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